An online petition started Thursday in support of giving commendations to an IDF soldier who shot an unarmed Palestinian terrorist at point blank range is gathering wide support.
As of Sunday, it’s received nearly 39,000 signatures.
The protest seeks to honor the soldier for shooting “the accursed terrorist who tried to murder soldiers.”
“The terrorist didn’t come to give food baskets to the soldiers,” the petition reads.
Formulated as a letter to the prime minister, defense minister and military brass, drafted by reserves Maj. Ran Levi, the petition says that “if you don’t intend to [commend the soldier], we the citizens of the state of Israel give him a medal of honor, medal of bravery, and medal of distinguished soldier for his role.”